How has investor appetite in energy technology evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in energy technology has been on a downward trend in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of energy tech investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is almost zero. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 179 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 54% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 107% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for energy tech deals has been dropping relative to a few years ago.